Asian/Asian American Current Events

The below events are for any race/ethnicity/identity, with an emphasis on Asian or Asian-American issues.

Asian/Asian American Current Events

Pandemic, State & Society Webinar Series

Friday, September 25, 2020 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Virtual Event

Join International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and the Iowa Global Health Network for a special two-part webinar series "Pandemic, State & Society" (September 18 & 25) bringing together voices from Asia to discuss first-hand experiences with the coronavirus. Asia was the first place to experience the coronavirus, impose lock-downs, and then emerge from them. It was also the first to experience a resurgence of infection…

Stanley Reads - 2

Saturday, October 3, 2020 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual Event

Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (2016) Quey (pp. 49–86) James (pp. 87–109) Stanley Reads is hosted by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books. Register for Stanley Reads at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz. Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events. Registration will cut off at noon the Friday preceding each event. Anyone registered after that will be added to the following…

Stanley Reads - 3

Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual Event

Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (2016) Kojo (pp. 110–131) Abena (pp. 132–152) Stanley Reads is hosted by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books. Register for Stanley Reads at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz. Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events. Registration will cut off at noon the Friday preceding each event. Anyone registered after that will be added to the following…

Stanley Reads - 4

Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual Event

This meeting will be hosted by Derek Nnuro, associate writer (Stanley Museum of Art) Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (2016) H (pp. 155–175) Akua (pp. 176–197) Stanley Reads is hosted by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books. Register for Stanley Reads at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz. Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events. Registration will cut off at noon the Friday…

Stanley Reads - 5

Saturday, November 14, 2020 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual Event

Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (2016) Willie (pp. 198–220) Yaw (pp. 221–241) Stanley Reads is hosted by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books. Register for Stanley Reads at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz. Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events. Registration will cut off at noon the Friday preceding each event. Anyone registered after that will be added to the following…